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Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is a psychiatric condition characterized by depressed mood or anhedonia (significant loss of interest or pleasure). The condition affects more than 15.7 million adults and approximately 3 million adolescents (aged 13 to 17 years) in the USA each year.
Treating pediatric psychiatric disorders with psychotropic drugs reduces later substance use disorder risk

Treating pediatric psychiatric disorders with psychotropic drugs reduces later substance use disorder risk

New mouse model shows the connection between stress, depression and cardiovascular disease risk

New mouse model shows the connection between stress, depression and cardiovascular disease risk

Healthy Mediterranean diet helps young men to beat depression

Healthy Mediterranean diet helps young men to beat depression

Researchers show how chronic pain leads to maladaptive anxiety in mice

Researchers show how chronic pain leads to maladaptive anxiety in mice

The effect of antidepressants on patient-reported health-related quality of life

The effect of antidepressants on patient-reported health-related quality of life

Talking therapies could be effective for treating depression in people with dementia

Talking therapies could be effective for treating depression in people with dementia

New research provides a scientific framework to allow the use of psilocybin for therapeutic reasons

New research provides a scientific framework to allow the use of psilocybin for therapeutic reasons

Magic mushroom compound helps to 'open up' depressed people's brains after use

Magic mushroom compound helps to 'open up' depressed people's brains after use

Is there a relationship between air pollution and depressive symptoms in adolescents?

Is there a relationship between air pollution and depressive symptoms in adolescents?

Study shows clinical value of pharmacogenomic testing for patients with treatment-resistant depression

Study shows clinical value of pharmacogenomic testing for patients with treatment-resistant depression

Depression occurs independently of inflammation for many older people, study suggests

Depression occurs independently of inflammation for many older people, study suggests

Two doses of psilocybin may ease depression symptoms for up to 12 months

Two doses of psilocybin may ease depression symptoms for up to 12 months

Treatment rates for major depressive disorder remain low worldwide, analysis reveals

Treatment rates for major depressive disorder remain low worldwide, analysis reveals

Researchers use embryonic stem cell model to study genetic architecture in the hypothalamus

Researchers use embryonic stem cell model to study genetic architecture in the hypothalamus

Scientists unravel near-atomic-scale structure of depression-linked brain receptor

Scientists unravel near-atomic-scale structure of depression-linked brain receptor

One in four adults with ADHD found to have generalized anxiety disorder

One in four adults with ADHD found to have generalized anxiety disorder

Magnus Medical receives FDA's Breakthrough Device Designation for rapid-acting technology to treat major depression

Magnus Medical receives FDA's Breakthrough Device Designation for rapid-acting technology to treat major depression

Study investigates whether continued magnetic seizure therapy can prevent relapse of depression

Study investigates whether continued magnetic seizure therapy can prevent relapse of depression

How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected mental health?

How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected mental health?

Johns Hopkins Medicine awarded NIH grant to explore the impacts of psilocybin on tobacco addiction

Johns Hopkins Medicine awarded NIH grant to explore the impacts of psilocybin on tobacco addiction